Governor Oyetola submits formal petition challenging Adeleke's victory in Osun State

GOVERNOR Gboyega Oyetola has formally challenged the recent victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke in the recent Osun State gubernatorial elections submitting a 1,240 page petition at the election petition tribunal.


On July 16, Osun State went to the polls and after what was by and large a smooth exercise, the Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec), declared Senator Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party the winner. Incumbent Governor Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), scored 375.027 votes to Senator Adeleke's 4043,371 votes.


Senator Adeleke also son in 17 of the 30 local government areas in the state and Inec have since issued him with a certificate of return. However, Governor Adeleke, accompanies by his wife, Kafayat, the APC chairman in the state, Prince Gboyega Famodun, along with some members of the state executive council, visited the state election petition tribunal to hand in his petition.


His petition, which was personally signed by the governor and the party chairman, was received by the tribunal secretary. Kunle Adegoke, one of the governor's lawyers, said Governor Oyetola and the APC have a very good case and are ready to prove this beyond reasonable doubt.


Governor is challenging the results from 749 polling units across 10 local government areas of the state for various electoral malpractice, especially over-voting. Prince Famodun said that the party has a very strong case and will do everything legally possible to reclaim its mandate.